Indiana Business Name Search

Getting Started

Before searching the Indiana Business Name Database, you can save time by making sure your business name is unique and distinguishable from other existing business entities. Try using our business name generator below to get some name ideas for your business.

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Searching for a business name can seem like a difficult process, but the Indiana Secretary of State website actually makes it easy by offering the InBiz program. Through the InBiz Business Search, you can look up business entities by name, ID, agent name and more.

These searches are free, and they make it easy to locate businesses that may have the name you want, or something similar. If you have further questions or concerns, you can also call or email the Business Services department as well. They can help you if you’re having trouble searching, and provide you with the next steps in the process.

Indiana Secretary of State Office


Phone: (317) 234 – 6531


Hours: 8am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few steps you’ll need to take when it comes to registering your business name. his may include filing the paperwork needed for an assumed business name. This usually just allows the government to have the necessary information your business needs before you have a registered name, or if your assumed name is different from a registered name.

Other steps you may need to take, such as applying for a name reservation, or registering your business can be taken through the InBiz program.

Useful information:

– You will need to make an account with InBiz to locate forms, register your business and file necessary documents.

– InBiz includes instructional videos that will help you through just about every step of the business creation process.

Before you can get started on registering for your name, you’ll need to create an account with the Secretary of State’s InBiz program. This is the section of the site that will allow you to handle a number of different business needs all in one place.

You can easily get started on this by going to the InBiz Sign Up page. In order to create an account, you’ll need the following information.

– An email address and password

– Your full name

– Your phone number

Once you’ve gotten through the process, you’ll be able to access the documents you need. In addition, there are a number of tutorial videos and other forms of support to help with making your business registration easier.



It can be frustrating when the name you’ve been set on is already taken. However, this is why it’s a good idea to come up with more than one potential name as you’re working through the process.

In many cases, if you have multiple names available then at least one is going to be unique enough to use as your business name.

That said, sometimes you can work with businesses that have your ideal name in order to use something closer to what you wanted originally. To find out what your options are, you can contact the Business Services department for help!

If you’re still unable to find a business name that suits you, try using our business name generator to get unique name ideas (click here to find our business name generator).

Registering your business Domain/website

Don’t make the mistake of forgetting to check if the domain name is available for your business. The last thing you want is to register your business name and find out another competitor or company already has a website with your name! Use our domain check below to instantly check availability.

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